Jeremiah 23:38

“But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD; Because ye say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of the LORD;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But sith ye say, The burden of the Lord; therefore thus sayeth the Lord, Because you say this word, The burden of the Lord, and I haue sent vnto you, saying; Ye shall not say, The burden of the Lord:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For if you say, 'The oracle of the LORD!' surely thus says the LORD, 'Because you said this word, "The oracle of the LORD! I have also sent to you, saying, "You shall not say, 'The oracle of the LORD!'"'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if ye say, The burden of Jehovah; therefore thus saith Jehovah: Because ye say this word, The burden of Jehovah, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of Jehovah;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if you say, The word of weight of the Lord; this is what the Lord has said: Because you say, The weight of the Lord, and I have sent to you, saying, You are not to say, The weight of the Lord;
- Basic English Bible

But since ye say, The burden of Jehovah, therefore thus saith Jehovah: Because ye say this word, The burden of Jehovah, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of Jehovah;
- Darby Bible

But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD; Because ye say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent to you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of the LORD;
- Webster's Bible

But if you say, The burden of Yahweh; therefore thus says Yahweh: Because you say this word, The burden of Yahweh, and I have sent to you, saying, You shall not say, The burden of Yahweh;
- World English Bible

And if the burden of Jehovah ye say, Therefore thus said Jehovah: Because of your saying this word, The burden of Jehovah, And I do send unto you, saying, Ye do not say, The burden of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But if ye say: 'The burden of the LORD'; therefore thus saith the LORD: Because ye say this word: 'The burden of the LORD', and I have sent unto you, saying: 'Ye shall not say: The burden of the LORD';
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 23:38


23:38 Because - Because you go on in your scoffing.


Discussion for Jeremiah 23

  • Michael C.
    Some become false prophets and false teachers for the sake of money; some for fear of persecution, use the church as a platform for contradicting and opposing the cross of Christ; and because they themselves are not willing for Jesus to rule over them, thus they teach. The enemy that sowed them is the devil. Very soon they shall all be gone, and the kingdom given to the Lord's people to rule.
  • Anonymous for verse 29
    If a preacher does not speak by inspiration, then it is "The Word ". Every time we read the Word it should confront us with light, or warmth, or melting, or purifying, or consuming, this then is "My Word ". If we are too hard for this process then the hammer has to be applied
  • This Branch is Lord Jesus Christ, in His second coming to rule in the millenium. But Satan is also planning a counterfeit to fool people in the New World Order, to be ruled by some smart, crazy guy, bearing the name of our Saviour.
  • LOURDES
    Pastors have to study the word of God faithfully and pray for the counsel of the Holy Spirit of God to reveal what God is actually saying in His Word. If those Pastors cater to the immature or the unconverted members of their local churches because they do not want to lose majority of their members for financial reasons and only say what they want to hear with their itching ears, the judgment of God will fall upon them.
  • Min BD Moore for verse 1
    God means what he says to Pastors first who shall suffer the greater condemnation and to members who are to be edified by the gift and revelation and understanding he gives to his pastors Who must submitt themselves to those who have rulership over them God will deal with disobeiance on every level
  • Evang.(Mrs.)Ogueri for verse 17
    sincerely whats happening now is not new to God so he that has a dream to tell let him tell but he that has God s Word should speak it with boldness there is no relationship between chaff and the wheat God s Word is like hammer it breaks every falsehood and false prophets

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